“Good evening Europe and good morning Australia!”
The 60th Eurovision Song Contest which took place yesterday in Vienna featured electro-pop, special effects and confusion as to how Australia ended up in the European song contest.
But Australia came in fifth at the iconic competition — coming ahead of 22 European countries.
The wildcard entry represented by former Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian racked up a total of 196 points with the pop number “Tonight Again”.
The hit struck a chord with Swedes who awarded Australia with 12 points along with hosting nation Austria, home to last year’s winner Conchita Wurst.
It was a close race between Sweden, Russia and Italy but Sweden’s Måns Zelmerlöw took out the winning title on 365 points with “Heroes”.
The high-profile European music contest which pulls in an estimated 180 million viewers has inspired a cult following in Australia which was given a one-off invitation to participate this year.
Watch Guy Sebastian’s Eurovision performance below:
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